Infrastructure services company May Gurney has signed a £4 million (about U.S. $6.6 million) preferred supplier agreement with Speedy Hire, the U.K.’s largest tool and equipment rental company.
Speedy will provide a comprehensive package of tools and equipment to May Gurney, including tools, generators, pumps, lifting gear, surveying equipment and temporary site accommodation.
“Throughout the three-month tender process, we have consistently been impressed with Speedy’s quick response time and ability to create tailored solutions to a wide variety of challenges,” said Richard Walsham, May Gurney’s procurement director. “We have a broad and diverse set of needs and Speedy is able to offer us a single point of contact from which to source a comprehensive range of equipment. Speedy’s environmental and sustainability initiatives were also an important factor as we are committed to promoting best practice in this area.”
“With Speedy staff working within May Gurney’s plant hire desk, we can offer superior management information, including electronic invoicing, for the company’s nationwide hire needs,” said Richard Stirland, Speedy’s national accounts manager. “In addition to this, our national coverage, broad product range and availability of equipment will ensure a high level of service.”
Based in Trowse, Norwich, England, May Gurney is an infrastructure service company working in the public and regulated sectors delivering sustainable improvements to front-line services across the U.K. It ensures that road, utility, rail and waterways networks are in good repair, that household waste is collected, managed and recycled and that public buildings are well maintained.
Speedy Hire, based in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside, England, has 399 branches in the U.K.